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Gun Control Media Action Project by High School Students

Between Parkland & SantaFe shootings a high school Government class collaborated with themediaspot to create this piece on gun control in the USA. Students mashed up images, stats, music, video, interviews & original music & poems to share their POV in a town hall screening with city school safety officials.

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Between Parkland & SantaFe shootings a high school Government class collaborated with themediaspot to create this piece on gun control in the USA. Students mashed up images, stats, music, video, interviews & original music & poems to share their POV in a town hall screening with city school safety officials. Continue reading “Gun Control Media Action Project by High School Students”

A Message on Equality from Bronx 5th Graders

Each 5th-grade student in Ms. Averill’s class at PS 32 in The Bronx wrote poems using a graphic organizer with prompts to answer the question, Why not Equality? They worked with TMS a few days before moving on to middle school to film and edit this mash-up PSA video using each students’ favorite line to show their families and community at the end-of-year award ceremony. Continue reading “A Message on Equality from Bronx 5th Graders”

Teachers using video to showcase best practices at MS 88

Library Media Specialist, Kyra Wolfe has been working with TMS on K-8 media literacy integration since as far back as 2010. She activated her own media literacy by co-directing the following video productions. Continue reading “Teachers using video to showcase best practices at MS 88”

Media Literacy Scope & Sequence Template

Use our media literacy scope and sequence planner to vertically integrate the use of technology and media to serve and enhance your school vision, and build towards a target profile of competencies for your students. Continue reading “Media Literacy Scope & Sequence Template”

K-5 Schoolwide Workshop on Media Literacy Alignment

Each grade team at PS 682 (K-5, Brooklyn) worked backward from the TMS Media Literacy Target Profile for their graduating 5th graders, by aligning and coordinating all media related practices towards that end.

Each grade team at PS 682 (K-5, Brooklyn) worked backward from the TMS Media Literacy Target Profile for their graduating 5th graders, by aligning and coordinating all media-related practices towards building student media literacy.

Continue reading “K-5 Schoolwide Workshop on Media Literacy Alignment”

Students film and reflect as they harvest – in the Bronx & Upstate

5th graders from PS 32 in the Bronx filmed as they harvested with the Commish of NY State Department of Agriculture, then worked with TMS to make this video.

4th and 5th graders from PS 32 in the Bronx filmed as they harvested with the Commish of NY State Department of Agriculture, then worked with TMS to make this video. It is the latest in a series of student productions documenting the growth of their garden, composting and sustainability programs.

Continue reading “Students film and reflect as they harvest – in the Bronx & Upstate”

The Target Student Media Literacy Profile

Wherever media is used in education, it can steer students towards this target profile of a media literate citizen.

To guide K-12 technology and media literacy integration, we suggest using a simple target profile of a student who is empowered with adaptable and flexible modern literacy skills and working backward from that objective when designing any use of media in teaching and learning. Continue reading “The Target Student Media Literacy Profile”

TMS Article on K-12 Media Literacy for Common Sense Education

With a recent focus on “fake news” and the realization that many of us (adults and kids alike) get our news primarily through social media, the concept of “media literacy” is buzzing. Read the full article on CommonSense.org

Keynote at URI Summer Institute

Slide deck and video (courtesy of Renee Hobbs) of The Media Spot’s keynote address and live media production exercise at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Summer Institute in Digital Literacy.

Slide deck and video (courtesy of Renee Hobbs) of The Media Spot’s keynote address and live media production exercise at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Summer Institute in Digital Literacy. Continue reading “Keynote at URI Summer Institute”